My second set of wishes for today has some of the biggest style stars in the history of the Met Gala. When it comes to this red carpet you need something really dramatic. There are so many stars that walk the red carpet and each one is trying to outshine the other. While on red carpets like the Oscars there is a thought process of not wanting to outshine the nominees there isn’t any (even unspoken) restrictions on what is and isn’t appropriate. We see just about anything on this red carpet and I cannot wait to see what everyone will bring to the red carpet this year. I am writing this post in the afterglow of watching Beyonce absolutely shut down the stage at Coachella. I am really interested in seeing what she will wear on the Met Gala red carpet. Her On The Run II Tour will kick off almost a month to the date after this years Met. I looked back at all of her past moments. This will be seventh time Bey has walked the Met Gala red carpet (if she attends.) Her first Met was a decade ago where she wore a really pretty pink Armani Prive gown. Since then she has worn Emilio Pucci in 2010 and then nothing but Givenchy Couture (in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.) Her loyalty to Riccardo Tisci has me wondering if she will be his date this year wearing his first red carpet creation for Burberry. Since that debut hasn’t happened yet I had to go on a hunt for the perfect gown for Beyonce to rock on this years red carpet. I wanted her to give couture angel vibes wearing this white Stephane Rolland Fall 2018 Couture strapless mermaid gown which features 3D floral wings attached from the back. I think that Bey is one of the few who could really take this gown off the runway and sell it to me on the red carpet. I think that if she styled this look with a braided updo, smokey eyes, nude lips, a pair of white Christian Louboutin ‘Choca Spikes’ studded strappy sandals, and a selection of Harry Winston diamonds including vintage cluster earrings and a ‘Secret Cluster’ bracelet would ensure that this is another glamorous and dramatic look for Beyonce to add to her incredibly glamorous resume of Met Gala gowns.Emily Blunt has never repeated a designer on the Met Gala red carpet. She has rocked Michael Kors, Prada, Carolina Herrera, and Calvin Klein in past years. This year I decided to have Emily represent her home turf rocking the red carpet wearing a custom gown from British designer Mary Katrantzou. Emily has worn Mary Katrantzou for small red carpets in the past and I think that it is time she gave one of the brands custom gowns a go. I went to the designers Fall 2018 RTW collection to find the perfect dress for her to modify for this red carpet. I saw a black cap sleeve dress on the Mary Katrantzou Fall 2018 RTW dress which dress features draped detail at the waistline, mixed scarf prints, and a center front slit and opted to lengthen the skirt of the dress to hit the floor and then cut the sleeves off giving it a rounded strapless neckline and thought that with those modifications that it would make for the perfect gown for Emily to bring to this years Met Gala red carpet. The prints are the statement part of this look and I think that styling this gown with a romantic updo, defined eyes, antique rose lips, a black satin Prada clutch, a pair of black Nicholas Kirkwood ‘Maeva Pearl’ sandals, and antique Fred Leighton diamond and pink spinel earrings all would compliment this gown making it a beautiful moment for Emily. Karolina Kurkova is one of the queen supermodels and she knows how to own a red carpet. She always dresses perfectly for the theme of the year. We have seen her deliver looks from Marchesa (in 2016 and 2014,) Tommy Hilfiger, Mary Katrantzou, Rachel Zoe, Jean Paul Gaultier, Altuzarra, and Vera Wang and this year I want to see her add another designer to that repertoire. KK knows how to deliver drama and I think that she would shut the red carpet down wearing this burgundy, pink, nude, and white Alexander McQueen Fall 2018 RTW feather and fringe cape gown. This gown is edgy and dramatic and honestly was the gown I had originally picked for Cate Blanchett, but since she has to be in Cannes for her Jury president duties Karolina was the next person to come to mind. I honestly think that Karolina could serve this look to me even better than Cate could have. I think that this gown does bring edge and drama to this red carpet, but also I think it would make for a pretty cool take on this years religious theme. The dress on it’s own is such a statement that I would just pair it with a sleek center parted hairstyle, simple makeup, and a pair of dark chili red Aquazzura ‘Love Affair’ suede sandals to really let the gown be the focus of this moment. Laura Dern made her Met Gala debut last year where she wore a beautiful custom Gabriela Hearst gown. Since then she has shut down red carpet after red carpet wearing the likes of Proenza Schouler, Calvin Klein, Vivienne Westwood Couture, and Rodarte. I decided that Laura would be the perfect person to bring the new iteration of Poiret to the Met Gala red carpet. Eleven years after the work of Paul Poiret was showcased in a retrospective exhibit hearkened with the 2007 Met Gala the brand made a much anticipated return to the runway this March helmed by Chinese couturier Yiquin Yin. Since the brand has already been celebrated with a Met Gala it would only seen appropriate that its first red carpet moment come on those famed steps. I would love to see Laura be the first to wear the brand wearing this metallic dark yellow gold Poiret Fall 2018 RTW gown which features a crumpled fabric, twisted knot waist, asymmetrical voluminous cap sleeves, and an asymmetrical hem. If Laura can make a Proenza feather skirted midi dress work on the Emmy Awards red carpet I think that this could be another really chic moment for her. She might not make the ultimate best dressed list, but I do think that it would be a beautiful moment none the less. Old Hollywood waves, defined eyes, nude lips, a black Gedebe ‘Clicky’ crystal embellished python clutch, and a pair of black satin Gianvito Rossi ‘Caribe’ sandals would be the perfect finishing touches for this look.Finishing out today’s wishes is one of the masterminds behind the Met Gala heist in the upcoming movie Oceans 8, Sandra Bullock. Sandy hasn’t been to the Met Gala since 2007 where she was a guest of Alberta Ferretti. Since then she has really blossomed into a fashionista. She wore a gorgeous black and gold Louis Vuitton gown on the Oscars red carpet just last month. She likes to go for more modern glam moments. I think that she should go for the bold wearing new up and coming brand Halpern. There are so many dazzling dresses in his latest collection. His Fall 2018 RTW collection was full of sequined pants ensembles and mini dresses, but no gowns. While I think a model could definitely make one of the cocktail looks work on the red carpet if I were dressing Sandra I would call up Michael Halpern and ask him to turn a red sequined mini dress from that Fall 2018 RTW collection with draped peasant sleeves, high neck, and cold shoulders and lengthen the skirt to the floor. A disco sequin gown isn’t exactly the first thing I think of when I think of Sandra’s style, but I really do think that this would be a really amazing moment for her. It would be perfectly complimented with a red satin Roger Vivier crystal buckle embellished envelope clutch, a sleek updo, smokey eyes, nude lips, red Manolo Blahnik ‘Chaos’ crystal embellished satin sandals, and a pair of intentionally mismatched diamond and ruby De Grisogono drop earrings. It would all in all make for an absolutely triumphant return to the Met Gala red carpet for Sandra.
The 2018 Met Gala will take place on the first Monday in May. May 7, 2018.